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The Forward Trust empowers people to break the cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. Since 1991, we have been working with people to build positive and productive futures. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change, whatever their past, as celebrated in our More Than My Past campaign. Our services have supported thousands of people to make changes to create better lives with jobs, family, friends and a sense of community.

We’re a national organisation, with services are located in the South-East of England, East Anglia, Yorkshire and the West Midlands. We have around 430 employees, 20 trainees, and 150 volunteers working to deliver our mission in over 40 separate projects. We are proud that around 40% of our workforce have lived experience of the issues we seek to address.

What we do

Our services

Find out more about our services in prisons and the community.

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I came to The Forward Trust because I was homeless and in a very bad place. After meeting the team, I suddenly didn’t feel alone anymore. They took time to understand me, and my situation, and helped me with many things.

Samy, Forward client Read Samy’s story